Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Reading Challenge Update

I just completed two wonderful books. The first being"The Worn Out Woman" by Dr. Steve Stephens and Alice Gray. This book is for the more then 60 million worn-out women in the U.S. It is like a retreat for your soul. It was a quick read and can be read all the way through or can be read in parts. If you are one of these worn-out women and would like to read this book, please comment below or email me and I will gladly send you my copy. I only have one copy, so it will be on a first come first serve basis! I was first introduced to this book by reading through a blog I frequently visit Biblical Womanhood.

The second book, I completed with my daughters as a read-aloud. "The Westing Game" by Ellen Raskin. The back cover reads...Where there is a will, there's a way- and Sam Westing has left quite a will!
One fateful day, sixteen people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. To their surprise, the will turns out to be a contest, challenging the heirs to find out who among them is Westing's murderer. Forging ahead, through blizzards, burglaries, and bombings, the game is on. Only two people hold all the clues. One of them is a Westing heir. The other is you!
My girls loved this book! There are twists and turns in every chapter. After completing the book, we watched the movie and are now going to learn to play Chess! We will also be preparing a Lapbook.
The only drawback I see (if you want to call it that) is that the girls have now put me on a mission to find another mystery of this type! So, I am going to reach out to Molly of My Cozy Book Nook. She is an English Literature major and Professor with an awesome blog welcoming literary friends! I hope she can point me in the right direction.
If you have any recommendations, I will gladly consider them!